The Master of Arts in professional and technical writing is a 36-hour program that culminates in a traditional thesis project, a professional portfolio, or a final project (with the permission of the student’s graduate committee).
The Master of Arts in professional and technical writing requires 9 hours of core courses, 15 hours of concentration courses, 6 hours in a cognate area, and 6 final project hours. Students are required to meet with the graduate coordinator at least once per semester for advising and review of their progress in the program.
Students who wish to pursue this program must meet the following requirements: • Regular admission: Hold baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or greater (4.0 scale) or 3.0 or greater in the last 60 hours. • Conditional admission: Hold baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited institution with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or greater (4.0 scale) • Along with their online application to the Graduate School, applicant must submit: statement of purpose, explaining applicant’s interest and background in writing and outlining the applicant’s expectations and goals with regard to the program; current résumé; three-four writing samples indicative of applicant’s range, ability, interests, and style (may contain work completed in college courses, writing from the workplace, and/or freelance work); and three letters of recommendation. More details about the program may be found in the program’s academic catalog entry. Read more about the UALR Graduate School’s admissions process here.
Graduation requirements for this program include: • GPA of 3.0 or better for all required coursework • Successful defense of master’s thesis or master’s portfolio
Dr. Heidi Harris| 501.569.8327 | firstname.lastname@example.org Professor in the Department of Rhetoric and Writing
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